Independence to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Independence will hold a Cinco de Mayo celebration Sunday, May 5 from 1-4pm in McCoy Park.

Those who attend will be able to enjoy fun family activities, free food, and live entertainment.

The Hispanic population has been growing steadily in the western Independence and northeast Kansas City region for several years.

Organizing this celebration is recognition of this trend and an effort to reach out to families where they live, work, and go to school. The groups organizing the event include the Local Investment Commission, the Northwest CDC and the two public library system serving Independence.

Community resources will be available in English and Spanish, and the Kansas City and Mid-Continent public libraries will have free bilingual books to give away.

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If you or your organization are interested in performing at the event, or would like to staff a table as a vendor or community organization please contact Sean Akridge, or 816-889-5055 ext. 1417.

Help us get the word out by passing out posters and flyers.:
8 x 11 flyers: English and Spanish             11 x 17 posters; English & Spanish

McCoy Park is also the future home of an inclusive play area, set to begin construction this spring.

Inclusive play areas take special needs into consideration, such as incorporating ramps for children who are wheelchair-bound, aromatic plants for those with vision impairments, and other accommodations. Learn more

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McCoy Park 24 Hwy & Spring St. Independence, MO 64050 USA